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LIBBEY 

THE COMPANY 
AND ITS GLASS 

• 

A SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY 




Compiled by Anne 0. Morris 
1988 












THE 






TOLEDO 

MUSEUM 

OF ART 




MA 1988 









LIBBEY: THE COMPANY AND ITS GLASS 

A Selective Bibliography 



Edward Drummond Libbey was the key figure in founding 
both the glass industry in Toledo and the city's foremost 
cultural institution, The Toledo Museum of Art. This 
bibliography was prepared as part of Toledo's 100th 
anniversary celebration of Libbey's arrival here in 1888. 
Included are information sources on the Libbey Glass 
Company and its wares from 1888 to about 1920, which are 
available in the Museum's Art Reference Library. 

Other libraries with related information are listed at the end 
of the bibliography. 

A note about the classification code used: 

a two-line call number (e.g. R 18/W 151 I) indicates a 

book on the library's open shelves, 
Fiche are publications reproduced in microfiche 
format and require the use of a microfiche 
reader, 
"E" refers to exhibitions, and 
"MC" to museum collection catalogues. 
Major references on company history and identification of 
Libbey patterns are starred (*). 

Preparation of this bibliography has been encouraged by the 
Museum Library League, a group which supports major 
library acquisitions and special projects. 



Anne O. Morris, Librarian 
The Toledo Museum of Art 

August 1988 



LIBBEY GLASS COMPANY CATALOGUES 



Amberina, [1917] Fiche 23 and R 18/N 532 A 

American beauty, 1904. Fiche 16 

Blanks for cutting, n.d. Fiche 57 

Catalogue of cut glass: plain flute, [betw. 1900 and 1910] 

Fiche 14 
Cut glass, [betw. 1900 and 1910] Fiche 12 and Fiche 13 20 pages 

each 
Cut glass, [betw. 1900 and 1910] Fiche 10 and R 18/L 694 AR10 45 

pages 
Cut glass, [betw. 1900 and 1910] Fiche 11, 57 pages 
Cut glass, [1904] Fiche 15 and R 18/L 694 AR4 
Cut glass, [betw. 1906 and 1910] Fiche 19 
Cut glass, 1908. Fiche 20 and R 18/L 694 AR4 
Cut glass, 1909. Fiche 21 and R 18/L 694 AR6 
Cut glass, 1910. Fiche 22 
The gentle art of giving, cl905. Fiche 17 
The Libbey Glass Company; manufacturers of highest 

quality glass blanks for heavy and light cutting and 

engraving, [1920?] Fiche 24 
Libbey Glass Manufacturing Co., Toledo, Ohio: 

manufacturers of fine glassware since 1818, [betw. 1920 

and 1930] Fiche 25 
[Price lists for various patterns, 1905] Fiche 18 
Rich cut glass, [betw. 1892 and 1895] Fiche 7 
Rich cut glass, [betw. 1893 and 1895] Fiche 8 and R 18/L 694 AR2 
Rich cut glassware, June 1st, 1896 and Supplement, May 

1st, 1898, 1896-1898. Fiche 9 and R 18/L 694 AR3 and Suppl. 



+ This catalogue has been reprinted and is distributed by the 

American Cut Glass Association in cooperation with The Toledo 
Museum of Art. 



BOOKS AND EXHIBITION CATALOGUES 



Barber, Edward Atlee, American glassware, old and new, 

Philadelphia, McKay [1900] R 18/B 234 A 
Boggess, Bill and Louise, American brillant cut glass, New 

York, Crown, 1977. R 18/B 641 A 
Boggess, Bill and Louise, Identifying American brillant cut 

glass, New York, Crown, 1984. R 18/B 641 1 
Daniel, Dorothy, Cut and engraved glass, 1771 - 1905, New 

York, M. Barrows & Co., 1950. R 18/D 184 
Fairfield, W. William, Fire and sand . . .the history of the 

Libbey-Owens Sheet Glass Company, Cleveland, The 

Lezius-Hiles Co., 1960. R 18/L 694 Fa 
Fauster, Carl U., Libbey glass since 1818: pictorial history 

and collector's guide, Toledo, Len Beach Press, 1979. R 18/ 

L 694 Fau 
Field, Kate, The Drama of glass, [Toledo] Libbey Glass Co., 1894. 

R 10/F 454 D 
Glass in the Glass Pavilion, Toledo, Hospitality Motor Inn, n.d. 

Glass VF 
Hallenbeck, Thomas L. [typed bibliography] 1984. Glass VF 
Libbey Glass Company, Facts on cut glass, [1893] Fiche 180 
McManus, Theodore F., A century of glass manufacture, 

Toledo, Libbey Glass Co., 1918. Fiche 170 
Neuman, Harold, An illustrated dictionary of glass, London, 

Thames & Hudson, 1977. R 02/N 552 I 
Owens-Illinois Arts Center, Libbey Glass, historical 

exhibition at Seagate, Toledo, 1982. E 
Papert, Emma, The illustrated guide to American glass, New 

York, Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1972. R 18/P 214 I 
Pearson, J. Michael and Dorothy T., American cut glass for the 

discriminating collector, New York, Vantage, 1965. R 18/P 

361 A 
Pearson, J. Michael, Encyclopedia of American cut and 

engraved glass, 1890 - 1917, Miami Beach, the author, 

1975-78. 3 vols. R 18/P 361 E 
Pearson, J. Michael and Dorothy T., A study of American cut 

glass collections, Miami Beach, the authors, 1969. 

R 18/P 361 S 



Pyle, Ernie, From the Journal of Ernie Pyle 1900 - 1945: 
comments on glass, Toledo, Ohio Aug. 30, Sept. 1, 2, 3, 
4, 1941, Toledo, Libbey Glass Co., 1945. R 18/L 694 P 

Revi, Albert Christian, American cut and engraved glass, New 
York, Thomas Nelson, 1965. R 18/R 454 Am 

Scoville, Warren C, Revolution in glassmaking, Cambridge, 
Mass., Harvard, 1948. R 18/S 432 

Spillman, Jane Shadel, Glass bottles, lamps & other objects, 
New York, Knopf, 1983. R 18/S 756 GLA 

, Glass from the World's Fairs 1851 - 1904, Corning, 

Museum of Glass, 1986. R 18/S 756 G 

, Glass tableware, bowls and vases, New York, Knopf, 



1982. R 18/S 756 GL 
Toledo Museum of Art, Art in crystal - a historical 

exhibition of Libbey glass, 1818 - 1951, Toledo, 

1951. E 
, Art in glass - a guide to the glass collections, 

Toledo, 1969. MC 
, Libbey glass, a tradition of 150 years, Toledo, 



1968. E 
University of Toledo, Carlson Library, Ward M. Canaday Center, A 

century of Toledo glass, Toledo, 1988. E 
Walbridge, William, The intimate lives of Edward Drummond 

Libbey and Michael Joseph Owens as we knew them, 

[typescript, Dec. 1, 1933] R 18/W 151 1 
Weiner, Herbert and Freda Lipkowitz, Rarities in American cut 

glass, Houston, Collectors House of Books, 1975. R 18/W 423 R 



PERIODICAL ARTICLES 



Boggess, Louise, "Fabulous Libbey cut glass," THE COLLECTOR, Vol. 8, 

No. 314, May 1977, p. 1+ 
Butler, Joseph T., "Libbey glass exhibit at Toledo Museum of Art," 

CONNOISSEUR, Vol. 168, No. 675, May 1968, p. 67. 
"Excerpts from a brochure given to visitors at 'The World's Fair 

Crystal Palace' by the Libbey Glass Company at the World's 

Columbian Exposition of 1893," THE GLASS CLUB BULLETIN, No. 

106-110, 1973-75, pp. 44-47. 
Fauster, Carl U., "Brilliant period cut glass (1880 - 1905)," THE 

ANTIQUES DEALER, Vol. 25, No. 7, July 1973, pp. 37-39. 
, "Collection of rare Libbey 'Toledo' pattern surfaces," THE 

HOBSTAR, Vol. 10, No. 4, Dec. 1987, pp. 9-10. 
, "Coming Museum exhibition features Libbey engraved 



1904 rock crystal," THE HOBSTAR, Vol. 8, No. 5, April 1986, pp. 
3-4. 

, "The Glass Pavilion in Toledo," GLASS, Vol. 1, No. 1, Nov. - 

Dec. 1972, pp. 56-60. 
, "Libbey color-cased glass circa 1920," GLASS, Vol. 1, No. 2, 



Jan. - Feb. 1973, pp. 30-34, 38-39. 
, "Libbey commemorative revival of Amberina, 1917," 

HOBBIES, Vol. 75, No. 1, March 1970, pp. 98J-98L. 
, "Libbey crystal for New York 1939 World's Fair," 



HOBBIES, Vol. 77, No. 8, Oct. 1972, pp. 98K-98N. 

, "Libbey cut glass exhibit, St. Louis World's Fair 1904," 

JOURNAL OF GLASS STUDIES, Vol. 19, pp. 160-168. 
, "Libbey Glass - eagle trade mark," HOBBIES, Vol. 76, No. 8, 



Oct. 1971,pp.98BB-98EE. 

, "The Libbey sword signature," SPINNING WHEEL, Vol. 26, 

No. 1, Jan. - Feb. 1970, pp. 22-23, 63. 

, "Libbey's gift to the Smithsonian in 1905," ANTIQUES, 



Vol. 103, No.2, Feb. 1973, pp. 296-299. 

, "Libbey's playing card nappies," THE HOBSTAR, Vol. 9, No. 

8, May 1987, p. 9. 



j "The McKinley Punch Bowl, and the story of its 'twin'," 



AMERICAN ANTIQUES, Vol. 4, No. 9, Sept. 1976, pp. 35-38. 
., "100 years of Libbey engraved glass 1840 - 1940," THE 



HOBSTAR, Vol. 8, No. 9, July 1985, p. 6-7. 
"Glass for Toledo anniversary," ART NEWS, Vol. 49, No. 10, Feb. 1951, 

p. 61. 
Jones, Dorothy-Lee, "Libbey glass - a continuing tradition of 150 

years," THE GLASS CLUB BULLETIN, No. 85, March 1968, pp. 3-6. 
Jones, Karen M., ed., "A birthday goblet," ANTIQUES, Vol. Ill, No. 4, 

April 1977, pp. 698,710. 
"Largest art glass punch bowl," THE HOBSTAR, Vol. 9, No. 5, Jan. 

1987, pp. 7 - 8, (reprinted from the TOLEDO DAILY BLADE, Dec. 

23, 1903) 
Luttrell, William and Ida, "Glass with glass," SPINNING WHEEL, Vol. 

35, No. 3, April 1979, pp. 14-17. 
"The McKinley Punch Bowl: informational update," THE HOBSTAR, 

Vol. 9, No. 5, Jan 1987, p. 9. 
Satterthwaite, Tina, "The fair that saved Libbey Glass," THE BLADE 

SUNDAY MAGAZINE, March 24, 1968, pp. 30, 32-33. 
Spillman, Jane Shadel, "American glass at American fairs - some 

new discoveries," THE GLASS CLUB BULLETIN, No. 151, Winter 

1986 -87, pp. 5-10. 
, "Book review: Carl U. Fauster, Libbey Glass - since 1918 - 

pictorial history and collector's guide," THE GLASS CLUB 

BULLETIN, No. 126, Sept. 1979, p. 10. 
Watterson, Joan and Bill, "Pattern collecting," THE HOBSTAR, Vol. 9, 

No. 2, Oct. 1986, pp. 4-5. 



Other Toledo collections with resources available to the public 
are the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library's Local History 
and Genealogy Department and the Ward M. Canaday Center 
for Special Collections at the University of Toledo's Carlson 
Library. 

The former collection has considerable biographical and 
genealogical information on Edward Drummond Libbey and 
his family. Contained in the collection are newspaper 
clippings, journal articles, catalogs and published works about 
Libbey and Toledo's glass industry. Of special interest is a 
transcript of a 16 hour oral history interview with John David 
Biggers, former president of Libbey-Owens-Ford Company and 
a close associate of Libbey. The department has a complete 
inventory of the Libbey estate on microfiche. 

The Local History and Genealogy Department is located on the 

third floor of the Main Library at 325 Michigan and is open 

every day except Sundays. For more information, call (419) 
255-7055, ext. 233. 

The holdings of the Ward M. Canaday Center relate more 
directly to the Libbey-Owens Ford Company, but do include 
minute books of early Toledo glass companies which contain 
information on Mr. Libbey's management of those companies. 

The Canaday Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 
p.m. during University of Toledo sessions. Additional 

information may be obtained by calling (419) 537-4480. 



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